Japanese bronze vase with frog signed Yoshimitsu Taishō period

Japanese bronze vase with frog signed Yoshimitsu Taishō period

Code: 10084

Dimensions:

H: 19cm (7.5")Di: 8.5cm (3.3")

£2,800.00 Approx $3851.44, €3278.69

Japanese bronze vase of gourd shape with a climbing frog, signed with incised characters Yoshimitsu zo 義光造 with wood tomobako storage box, Taishō period 1912-1926.

The hakogaki tomobako front inscribed Hisago-gata kaeru kabin 瓢形蛙花瓶 (gourd-shaped flower vessel with a frog) and on the inside signed and sealed Mukoda kinsei Yoshimitsu saku with seal 向田謹製, 義光作 seal よし光.
The artist Nishimura Yoshimitsu was born in 1899 and his art name was 
Hokuryo sanjin 北陵山人.

The frog (kaeru) in Japan is symbolic of fertility and good fortune that will return, as the word in Japanese also means "to return”.